10 WEEK COURSE: DRAWING & PAINTING THE FIGURE

Kristel Smits

Fridays 1 April – 3 June, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Learn to represent the human figure using line, tone and luminous colour. This course is a fun challenge for beginner artists new to the subject, those who have been dabbling in life drawing, as well as painters wanting to expand their subject repertoire. Drawing and painting the figure is the most effective way of testing your powers of observation and your accuracy in drawing and colour rendition. We will start with the fundamentals of sketching the figure and shading for 3 dimensional effects. Working from both a life model and photographs, the course takes you through a range of drawing and painting exercises that will hone your skills in quick observation as well as more accurate representation. Using a variety of materials you will explore different approaches and techniques for drawing and painting the body that is sure to feed into your other artworks.

About Kristel Smits:
Kristel is a landscape artist and holds a Master of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts (University of NSW). In 2012 she undertook an artist residency at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam funded by the Australia Council for the Arts. She taught at the University of NSW Art & Design and at the National Art School in Sydney.
$275/$250 InSight Members. Includes all materials (please bring a palette & apron).

Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.